This paper explores the relationship between farm- based education and living history farms. My thesis is that The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York, can borrow ideas from educational programs at farm-based education centers around the country, in order to make its own educational programming more fulfilling and relevant to visitors. Farm-based education centers are useful models for living history farms such as The Farmers' Museum. Such centers have been increasing in popularity as they address important issues facing agriculture today. The product of this thesis is based on case studies and includes recommendations for the Farmers' Museum on how it can integrate ideas from farm-based education centers into its own programming.
Ansel , Lurio.
Ansel Lurio is a museum educator whose interests include the role of new technologies, universal access, and alternative education. He holds an MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Ansel currently lives with his family in Dobbs Ferry, New York.